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Admission Requirements for the MFA Program in Theatre Pedagogy

  • Bachelors degree from a 4-year university or college. A 3.0 G.P.A. or better is preferred. An undergraduate major in theatre arts or related discipline is expected but not required.
  • One official copy of your college transcripts.
  • TOEFL Score (for International Students) of 90 or better (with at least a score of 22 in all of the four sections of speaking, listening, reading and writing); or a minimum IELTS of 7.0 (with at least 6.5 in each of its four sections)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Current resume*
  • A statement discussing why you are applying for the MFA Program in Pedagogy and what your goals are in regard to engaging in and completing this program.
  • GRE scores are not required, but are strongly recommended.

* Please note that the applicant must have at least 5 years of professional theatre or film/tv experience. AEA and/or SAG membership is greatly encouraged.

Application Deadlines*

  • November 15: Preferred deadline spring semester admission
  • February 15: Preferred deadline for summer or fall semester admission

*Note that our program accepts applications at any time for any semester; applications received by the deadlines listed above will receive priority consideration.